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Easy No-Bake Protein Bites, a Back to School Snack for Kids

August 7, 2015 29 Comments

Easy No-Bake Protein Bites, a Back to School Snack for Kids

August 7, 2015 29 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ZiplocBackToSchool #CollectiveBias

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With back-to-school on the horizon, I’m preparing for two little boys to begin Kinder with a little bit of excitement and a little bit of wistfulness. It’s been an activity-filled summer for us, and while I’m eager for the boys to begin this new chapter in their lives, the mama bear side of me wants to keep them under my wings forever. During preschool last year, both boys often requested that I make their lunch. Isn’t it funny how something like that makes them feel loved and special?

This year, I’m getting more creative with what I pack and one item I know will end up in their lunch pails frequently are my highly requested easy no-bake energy bites. These little balls of peanut butter, oats, coconut and honey pack loads of protein to keep their bellies full until they come home. By adding some colorful candy to the mixture, these tasty no-bake protein bites become a little extra fun, and the kids actually feel like they’re getting a treat rather than a healthy snack. In fact, my kids call them cookies because they’re so yummy – it’s like having dessert!

Let’s whip up a batch together, shall we?

To start, add some peanut butter, honey and vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix until they are completely blended into each other.

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Next you’ll add some oats, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, and some colored candies. Mix until everything is thoroughly combined.

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Transfer the mixture to the fridge for about 10 minutes until it’s firm enough to shape and then mold into one to 2 inch-sized balls.

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Store these in an airtight bag. We use Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs since they’re sturdy and easy for the kids to open and to grab when they’re looking for a snack. Let’s be honest, friends. Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs are a great storage option for any situation, am I right? Plus, I use those bad boys for just about everything in my home. Storing craft supplies, dishing out snacks, freezer meal storage and for packing extra undies (for an oops) for the boys’ on road trips.

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I’ll be stocking up for back-to-school with their Ziploc® brand promotion from 7/20 through 8/16 where I’ll be able to buy Ziploc® brand Storage bag with Easy Open Tabs Quart Value Pack 48ct, Ziploc® brand Storage bags with Easy Open Tabs Gallon Value Pack 38ct, Ziploc® brand Freezer bags with Easy Open Tabs Quart Value Pack 38ct, and Ziploc® brand Freezer bags with Easy Open Tabs Gallon Value Pack 28ct for just $3.99.

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What do you use Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs for? How will it help you during back-to-school season this year? For more fun Ziploc® brand inspiration, be sure to check out their Pinterest page and YouTube channel.

Holly Sosa

Teaching you how to cook one deliciously simple recipe at a time. Food is my love language, let me love you. Soli deo gloria.

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    • Ashley August 25, 2015 at 11:29 AM

      Are you going to post a recipe???

    • Deanna Moser September 7, 2016 at 3:07 PM

      So…basically, this is an advertisement fir Ziploc bags, and not a recipe post

      • Cara September 13, 2016 at 10:34 PM

        You need to click on the “read more” link.

        • CJ December 22, 2016 at 12:18 PM

          Uh no recipe in read more…

      • CJ December 22, 2016 at 12:17 PM


  • Carlie August 8, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    I love how these look however I was curious as to how you know how much peanut butter, oats, honey, ect. That you put in these? They look delicious!

    • Cara September 13, 2016 at 10:35 PM

      Click on the “read more” link. 🙂

  • Amy August 10, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    I think I use more Ziploc bags in my craft room than I do in my kitchen!

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  • Sarah August 25, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    How do I get the actual recipe? I need measurements. Lol.

  • Rayna March 24, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Love the idea. Can you post the measurements, please? Thanks!

  • Amy April 25, 2016 at 6:01 AM

    Measurements please

  • Coralee May 8, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Can you make these without the coconut shreds?

    • Holly Sosa May 9, 2016 at 9:37 AM

      Hi Coralee! I’ve never made them without the coconut, but if you leave it out, you’d have to add something else to bund them together. Perhaps more oats? Let me know how your experimenting works!

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  • Heidi August 14, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Thank You For the easy snack idea 🙂 Do you replacement ideas for the coconut? We are not big fans 😛

    • Holly Sosa August 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM

      Hi Heidi! Unfortunately I haven’t figured out a replacement for coconut in these. I will say though that my mother in law hates coconut, but enjoys these very much!

    • Susan August 21, 2016 at 5:19 AM

      I make these without coconut all the time. No replacement is needed. Just make them without the coconut. They hold together fine.

      • Holly Sosa August 21, 2016 at 4:24 PM

        Thank you for the input, Susan! This is good to know!!!

  • Bianca Filardo August 31, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Love this snack idea especially for long days at school. I also love ziploc bags for so many things. When I ca, for dry snacks, I prefer to use cotton food-safe bags I can reuse.

  • Diana September 15, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    I don’t see any measurements for the ingredients! where do I find them?

    • Chelsea October 15, 2016 at 7:37 AM

      Hit “read more” at the top of the page.

  • Carri September 27, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    My son has an oat allergy, what else could we use instead of the oats?

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